the selection blue eyes,
and athletic properties for
Genetic data can be collected from which potential parents can choose donors according to criteria such as eye color, longer life span and athletic properties.
The patent was also filed in Europe and other regions (WO 2010/065139).
However, it is not likely to be granted in Europe because there is a prohibition of patents that are against morality and public order. Further the patent can be classified as a business method which is - contrary to the US - regarded as not patentable in Europe.
Meanwhile the application seems to have been withdrawn in Europe. Nevertheless, the European Patent Office, EPO, has already granted several patents, which are problematic from this ethical point of view.
In both cases Testbiotech has filed
oppositions - however the EPO has not made any decisions yet.